Fingolimod

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 Fingolimod

Fingolimod (INN, trade name Gilenya, Novartis) is an immunomodulating drug, mostly used for treating multiple sclerosis (MS).[1] It has reduced the rate of relapses in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis by approximately one-half over a two-year period.[2] Fingolimod is a sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor modulator, which sequesters lymphocytes in lymph nodes, preventing them from contributing to an autoimmune reaction. Contents 1 Medical uses 2 Adverse e...
Gilenya - Fingolimod does it trigger Depression?

I am on day 10 just started Gilenya with 6 other MS people. The first 5 days were fine then fatigue started big time sleeping 10 hrs a day, felt very teary, anxious and overwhelmed. By day 7 I couldnt stop the tears, no energy couldnt speak to anyone, felt so isolated and worried is this what my life is going to be like on this new ms drug? I have searched on the net ans some are saying it relieves depression? Im not on anti-depressants and I dont want to go on them, I go to the gym to keep me emotionally and physically ms at bay. Im 50 yrs old and have had ms since I was 19yrs Ive been blind and had every disability due to ms.. Ive been very lucky to over come every one.. My dilema now is secondary progressive lesions on my brain and my spine too many to count... Ive been lucky never u... ...

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 Gilenya Fingolimod

Fingolimod (INN, trade name Gilenya, Novartis) is an immunomodulating drug, mostly used for treating multiple sclerosis (MS).[1] It has reduced the rate of relapses in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis by approximately one-half over a two-year period.[2] Fingolimod is a sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor modulator, which sequesters lymphocytes in lymph nodes, preventing them from contributing to an autoimmune reaction. Contents 1 Medical uses 2 Adverse e...
Gilenya

Hi, I had been on Copaxone since diagnosis 01/2004 but it made me gain weight (35lbs.) and 6" in my breasts. After spinal surgery I had to switch. I'm frightened, though, because like the side effects with Copaxone they were unlikely and not even discussed when I started the therapy. ## Did you discuss it with your doctor? They shouldn't have a problem with you asking them about the side effects and discussing your concerns. Gilenya contains the active ingredient Fingolimod and the most common side effects may include: nausea, headache, head cold and fatigue. You can learn more about it here: ...

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 NDC 0078-0965
Gilenya .25 mg Oral Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation ## Package Codes: 0078-0965-89 ## Active Ingredients: Fingolimod Hydrochloride
 NDC 0078-0607
Gilenya 0.5 mg Oral Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation ## Markings: FTY;0;5;mg ## Shape: Capsule ## Package Codes: 0078-0607-15, 0078-0607-51, 0078-0607-89 ## Active Ingredients: Fingolimod Hydrochloride


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